A Rare Reason of Mechanical Intestinal Obstruction; Phytobezoar Images for Clinicians
Oztekin Cıkman 1 * , Omer Faruk Ozkan 1, Gürhan Adam 1, Sukru Tas 1, Serkan Ademoglu 1, Muammer Karaayvaz 1
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1 Canakkale 18 Mart University Medical School, Canakkale Turkey
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Mechanical intestinal obstruction is defined as the partial or total blockage of the passage of digested food in gastrointestinal system towards the distal. If intestinal obstruction is not treated properly it can cause high incidences of morbidity and mortality. The most frequent cause is adhesion after surgery but etiological cause changes frequently with age. Known symptoms of intestinal obstructions are nausea, vomiting, abdominal ache and distention in the abdomen. In our study we aimed to present a 70 year old patient with intestinal obstruction due to phytobezoar who developed sepsis, with the help of current literature.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2014 - Volume 11 Issue 4, pp. 275-277

Publication date: 15 Oct 2014

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